Carolyn Moore

Green Party Councillor for Kimmage Rathmines

River Poddle Flood Alleviation Scheme 2020

The River Poddle flows from its source near the Institute of Technology Tallaght to the outfall to the River Liffey at Wellington Quay, traversing the heavily urbanised areas of Templeogue, Kimmage, Harold’s Cross, Crumlin and Temple Bar. The river has on numerous occasions overflowed its banks at a number of locations; most recently in the severe flood of October 2011, resulting in risk to human life as well as significant damage to properties and surrounding areas. After reviewing the significant further information provided on the above planning application, myself and my Green Party colleagues, Patrick Costello TD and Francis Noel Duffy TD, made the attached submission outlining our observations and ongoing concerns with regard to:

  1. Environmental Impact
  2. Wildlife Impact
  3. Loss of Amenity

Please view the full submission here.

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